Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part II

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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  2. MadHatter

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    Cool! Can you hear the shuttle, from where you are standing?
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    Good morning folks

    It is raining and it looks like it will be a soaker. We really need a good soaker so that the ground feels like ground again instead of concrete. It was 67 F when I left home. The high should be 70 F with rain.

    Interesting day at the office yesterday. A water main broke and the office had no running water. Since the township we are in is very strict about building codes and occupation codes they had to close the office. Only problem was I was on a field view in upper Bucks County. I was relieved when we got back to the office and I could get in to reterive my belongings before I went home.

    I continued working on the Accurail Lehigh Valley boxcar. I also began working on an Accurail Penn Central 40’ AAR Boxcar. I pulled out a Bev-Bel/Athearn Family Lines 50’ Double Door kit to assemble. I also have 2 Trainman ACF 50’6” Boxcars (Ashley Drew & Northern), a Atlas 60’ Single Door Auto Parts Boxcar (Chessie – B&O), a Atlas 60’ Double Door Auto Parts Boxcar (Western Maryland), and a Athearn RTR 50’ Superior Door Boxcar (Norfolk & Western) pulled out of the pile for weathering.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  4. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. PRAISE THE LORD, raining in Rolesville. Witnessed a shuttle launch fairly close up several years ago [had a pass]. The sound and vibration enters your chest and what a feeling. Got lunch meeting with County Commissioners and County Manager about schools properties. Now going to do a Cabela's Grand Opening in Hartford CT in Nov. Later
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    Not that you could say it was definitively the Shuttle. Though when it returns to the Cape, the Double Sonic Booms have rattled the windows and the wife's china cabinet. They're BIG, DEEP, Boom-BOOMs...

    Scoot
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    Good morning.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 10/24/2007

    Wind Chill: 45°F
    Humidity: 87%
    Dew Point: 41°F

    So Far Today
    High: 45°F
    Low: 42°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 0mph NNE

    Today High: 65 Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 45 Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds around 10 mph.

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    Jeffrey, I must say, I like your colour schemes for your locos.
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    Raining hard. May be up to 3 inches by now. :thumb: Had over 2 inches at dark. Pond had come up a foot and still rising at dark.
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    Yeh, the colors for the MGRy are black and white. Can't much go wrong there.

    Here's a shot of my KCS de Mexico AC4400 coming out of the engine house.
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    Ooooh- this is post 666, spookey. Just posting nonsence to get rid of the bad luck, hehe.
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    LOL I did that too.. at 666 and 6666 :D :D :D Too Funny!!!!

    Well, Tom will be along soon telling us that it's rainy... damp....drizzly....chilly.... and icky Outside :curse::curse::curse:

    Dog went out - sniffed around... and "Hurried up" and then ran back in.. :D now he smells like a wet rat :D

    The rains are set to stop Saturday, so tomorrow will be the same - only a bit warmer....

    Good Luck to everyone on the Left Coast, dodging the infernos.... I can't imagine the terror they feel!! :eek::eek::eek:
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    Good morning folks

    I am right behind you Mikey!

    It is wet and chilly in these parts this morning. We are now in our second day of four of rain. We really need this rain so complaining is being kept to a minimum. It was 51 F as I headed out this morning. Our high is supposed to be 57 F.

    I finished assembling the Accurail Lehigh Valley 50’ Boxcar and I am almost done the Accurail Penn Central 40’ Boxcar. I began working on the Bev-Bel/Athearn SCL boxcar.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
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    Morning. Did nto have the 3 inches of rain but 2 1/4+. Happy for that. Suppose to rain all day and into tomorrow and maybe Saturday. Saturday is Trains Day in Hamlet NC. Wife [can't believe it] was going with me. We'll see. Meeting with DOT this afternoon. Maybe trains time this AM. We'll see. Got to run some errands [one being get Pastport apps, did pictures last night]. Have a good one.
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    Nothing much out this way except some light clouds.
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    It's cold at night over here, and we're about to go into summer!
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    Hey Mad, good to see you drop by. Still mising rain. Forecast for heavy rains tomorrow [we hope]. Pond still going up. :mrgreen: Saw something I had never seen before. Went into Raleigh today. Saw 8 NS diesels and 1 CN [on the rearof the diesels] all MU'd together. Never seen so much motive power together. My guess was they were towing some engines somewhere. Anyone know any different?. Later
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    Chief

    Around here Conrail used to run what we called the Engine Changers. It would be 6 to 12 locos from switchers to six-axle units. They would go from yard to yard changing out engines that were due for maintainence.
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    Good morning.
    Nothing much going on here today. Nice sunny day, temp in the 70's.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 10/26/2007

    Wind Chill: 44°F
    Humidity: 94%
    Dew Point: 43°F

    So Far Today
    High: 46°F
    Low: 45°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 5mph SE

    Today High: 72 Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds.
    Tonight Low: 45 Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Light and variable winds.

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    Good morning folks

    Now it is beginning to feel like Fall. Temperature was 53 F when I rolled out of the driveway with some light rain. The high today is only supposed to be 59 F and we have a 100% chance of rain all day. My son’s final football practice for the season will be a muddy mess.

    I finished assembling the Accurail Penn Central boxcar and the Bev-Bel/Athearn Seaboard Coast Line boxcar. I also changed out the plastic E-Z Mate or McHenry couplers to Kadee couplers on the Athearn RTR 50’ boxcar.

    Another crazy weekend on tap. Saturday my daughter has her final basketball clinic. My son has Cub Scout Fitness Day and in the afternoon our pack is participating in the Aronimink Station Business Association Fall Festival. Sunday is the season finale for my son’s football team.

    I have 8 boxcars I would like to weather this weekend. Also I would like to start detailing the Farm House area on the layout.

    I hope everybody has a good day.
  20. Chief Eagles

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    Morning. Still light rain. Forecast for heavy stuff this afternoon [hope so]. Town been keeping me busy this AM. Going to dearlership this afternoon to see if we want the new 4 Runner that has come in. Got to do passport thing too sometime. Have a good one.
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